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My Best Friend's Wife (2001)

Two friends are about to learn that they are "Grownups."

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Doug Finelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Stamos ... Steve Richards
Daniel London ... Eric Meyer
Meredith Salenger ... Ami Meyer
Tara Westwood ... Claire Richards
Bill Sage ... Chuck
Jessica Walter ... Mrs. Epstein
Tony Roberts ... Mr. Epstein
Paul Michael Valley Paul Michael Valley ... Cliff
Carol Alt ... Judy
Anthony LaMagna Anthony LaMagna ... Vinney
Carlo Castronovo ... Jackson
Miss Bunny Miss Bunny ... Ruby (as Juliette Alexander)
Cameron Teitleman Cameron Teitleman ... Young Eric -
Robert Vito ... Young Steve
Cindy Baer ... Claire's Friend #1
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The late '70s. Vietnam has ended. Watergate has come and gone. Women are burning their bras. The Fonz and Charlies Angels are everywhere. Teens are borrowing the family car to drive to Manhattan with hopes of being picked to enter Studio 54. It is a time of freedom. A time of experimentation. A time where all fantasies can come true - Unfortunately, it is no longer the '70s. How has the "excitement" of the 70's turned into the "blandness" of today? That is the question that plagues Steve Richards and Eric Meyer in the comedy "Grownups." Steve and Eric are average guys living average lives with their average wives in the small suburban town of Freehold, New Jersey. Having been born, raised, and schooled in the Garden State, they are now, in their early 30's, starting to realize that something is lacking in their lives. It's not that their lives are not turning out as expected - it's that they're turning out EXACTLY as expected. Both they and their wives Ami and Claire are dealing with ... Written by Mitch Galane and Doug Finelli

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a comedy for consenting adults See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grownups See more »

Filming Locations:

Brick, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in four weeks entirely on location. See more »

Quotes

Ami Meyer: [to Eric] If you really love me, you'll sleep with Claire.
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Referenced in Inside 'Never Among Friends' (2005) See more »

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2.5 stars
17 April 2002 | by mwestonSee all my reviews

Two childhood best friends grow up and are still best friends at age 30, but now are both married, one to his first girlfriend. Their lives have become far more boring than they would like, and what were once jokes about wife swapping begin to be taken seriously, first by the men and eventually by the women, as a last act of wildness before becoming grownups.

The comedy works fairly well, but the actors are not good enough to make the premise believable or to carry off the dramatic scenes. To the writers' credit, the complications that ensue are not simply the obvious ones. The film has high production values and it tied for the audience award at Cinequest (the San Jose, CA film festival) for best dramatic feature, so perhaps it has a chance of getting distribution. I saw it on 3/2/2002.


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